Charles "Cully" D. Stimson is a leading expert in criminal law, military law, military commissions and detention policy at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

My Articles

February 17, 2017, 8:52 AM EST
The leakers must be held to account.
January 18, 2017, 10:41 AM EST
Commuting Manning’s sentence sends a horrible message to everyone who serves.
November 7, 2016, 8:27 AM EST
This immigration case could end up in the Supreme Court.
October 12, 2016, 4:20 PM EDT
Pot pushers want more people smoking, eating, and consuming more pot because it is good for their bottom line.
September 22, 2016, 9:17 AM EDT
The feds have filed a four-count criminal complaint against Rahami that was unsealed Wednesday.
August 17, 2016, 8:39 AM EDT
Sorry, pot pushers—your “medical marijuana” is still a Schedule 1 controlled substance.
August 5, 2016, 10:15 AM EDT
What if there was a FDA-approved drug that gave you all the benefits of the active ingredients in marijuana?
May 26, 2016, 9:28 AM EDT
I want to focus on one controversial amendment in Gitmo legislation: Section 1023 of the National Defense Authorization Act titled “Designing and Planning Related to Construction of Certain Facilities in the United States.”
May 12, 2016, 4:00 PM EDT
According to the Washington State Marijuana Impact Report, the incidents of marijuana-impaired driving are increasing dramatically. Fatal driving accidents have risen 122 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission. Marijuana is big business in Washington state. There are more marijuana businesses than Starbucks in Washington state (despite the fact that Starbucks was founded in Seattle).
February 24, 2016, 10:37 AM EST
As President Barack Obama delivered his speech on closing Guantanamo from the Roosevelt Room in the White House, his plan to close the terrorist detention facility was delivered to lawmakers. The 9-page plan–read together with the administration’s legal analysis of the immigration consequences if some of the remaining 91 Guantanamo detainees were brought to the United States–was predictably vague on crucial details and landed with a dull thud on Capitol Hill, and for good reason.
November 16, 2015, 11:54 AM EST
One of the most surprising results from recent state elections was Ohio voters voting overwhelmingly against Big Pot. By a nearly 2-to-1 margin, they defeated a ballot measure that would have permitted the legalization of marijuana in the Buckeye State.
November 26, 2014, 9:48 AM EST
At first blush, it may appear that the fight to thwart marijuana legalization is a lost cause. Pot pushers want you to believe that legalization is inevitable. They point to legalization successes this November in Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia.
October 8, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT
The top Democrat in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper, said Monday during a gubernatorial debate that legalizing marijuana in Colorado was “reckless.” His Republican opponent, Bob Beauprez, agreed.
September 24, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT
Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was sentenced to life in prison today in a New York federal district court.
August 21, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT
There is more bad news out of Colorado regarding the negative impact of marijuana legalization.